The 2021_ World Series of Poker Online_ $525 buy-in ‘Beat The Pros’ no-limit hold’em bounty freezeout event drew 1,594 entries, which created a prize pool of $797,000 to go along with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet that was up for grabs. In the end, the hardware and the largest share of the prize money was captured by Canada’s Jase Regina. He took home $75,342 in total prize money, with $32,856 coming from the main prize pool and another $42,486 in bounty payouts.
The final day of this event began with 19 players remaining from the field of nearly 1,600 entries. Regina began in fourth chip position, with 2020 WSOP Online main event winner Stoyan Madanzhiev holding the chip lead when cards got back in the virtual air. Regina had overtaken the top spot by the time the final table of nine was set.
Madanzhiev scored his first elimination at the final table when his A8 beat out the AJ of Alon Huberman. The chips went in on the flop with Huberman leading, but an eight on the river gave Madanzhiev a winning two pair and the knockout. Huberman cashed for $8,896 in total prize money as the eighth-palce finisher.
Regina’s first knockout at the final table came when his pocket sevens came out on top in a preflop race against the K-10 of Sebastian Mueller. Neither player improved and Mueller settled for $24,717 as the fifth-place finisher.
A preflop cooler saw Regina surge into a massive chip lead during four-handed action. All of the chips got in the middle with Regina holding AA against the KK of Madanzhiev. Regina flopped top set and Madanzhiev was drawing dead after the turn. Madanzhiev was left with less than six big blinds and was eliminated shortly after that, earning $28,165 for his second final-table finish of the 2021 WSOPO.
Regina’s A4 beat out the pocket tens of Arunas Sapitavicius (3rd – $28,158) to give him roughly a 4:1 chip lead heading into the final showdown with Stefan Atanasov. Regina shoved from the button with 85 and Atanasov took a stand with 22. The board ran out 1064K8 and Regina rivered a pair of eights for the win. Atanasov earned $42,443 for his runner-up showing.
Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:
Regina photo via Playground Poker Club.